Thanks for the Links


A significant number of page views here at Hogewash! come from outside links. I’d like to thank those sites that have sent viewers this way during the past week. In addition to hits from search engines, Gab, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook, Hogewash! has had visitors linked from:

The Other McCain
Evi L. Bloggerlady
Bacon Time
Sonoran Conservative
Thinking Man’s Zombie
Allergic to Bull
Da Tech Guy Blog

Thank you, fellow bloggers, for those links, and thanks to everyone clicked on them.

Thanks for the Links


A significant number of page views here at Hogewash! come from outside links. I’d like to thank those sites that have sent viewers this way during the past week. In addition to hits from search engines, Gab, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook, Hogewash! has had visitors linked from:

The Other McCain
Bacon Time
Evi L. Bloggerlady
Sonoran Conservative
Thinking Man’s Zombie
Proof Positive
Allergic to Bull
Galactic Connection
Da Tech Guy Blog
Metallicman

Thank you, fellow bloggers, for those links, and thanks to everyone clicked on them.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The TKPODT from three years ago today was about TKPOTDs.

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It’s pretty clear that The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin wants to keep as much real information about himself hidden as he can. Consider this exchange from his examination of me during the Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. trial.

MR. KIMBERLIN: Do you write a post everyday called “Team Kimberlin Post of the Day”?

MR.HOGE: Yes, I do.

MR. KIMBERLIN: How long have you been doing that for?

MR. HOGE: Since, ah, probably April or May of 2013.

MR. KIMBERLIN: For three-and-a-half years roughly? How many tweets do you think you’ve made about me or Team Kimberlin?

THE COURT: Again, I’m going to stop you. He admitted to doing the posts for three-and-a-half years, but let’s get to the issues involved in this particular case —

MR. KIMBERLIN: Last —

THE COURT: with Mr. Walker.

MR. KIMBERLIN: — I am. Last night, did you do a post and make a comment to that post that said something to the effect that you wanted to do a crowdfunding operation to get the transcripts of this case so they could be posted on line?

MR. HOGE: No. Uh, though someone did, someone who does comment on my blog, I remember seeing, said that that they would, uh, perhaps that would be a good idea.

MR. KIMBERLIN: Um, and didn’t you comment and say that there was nothing that would stop this from being posted online.

MR. HOGE: The records of a trial are public documents so that means —

THE COURT: But did you make the statement?

MR. HOGE: — Yes.

Sunlight is an excellent disinfectant.

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I couldn’t make up stuff like this if I tried.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


An important clue in one Sherlock Holmes story was a dog that didn’t bark. Three years ago today, we had a Blogsmoke episode that didn’t post. Blogsmoke in Court was posted instead.

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Rather that post an episode today, I’ve decided to post this bit of my testimony from The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s examination of me when he called me as his witness during the Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. trial. (I was called by both sides.)

MR. KIMBERLIN: Do you, on your blog, ah, do you have a character, an Internet sheriff? Blogsmoke?

MR. HOGE: Ah, yes. Um, a website that I believe is associated with you called Breitbart Unmasked, ah, did a satirical piece about me trying to cast me as somebody who was the Internet sheriff and, ah, used the term Blogsmoke, so I in return stated a feature that is a takeoff on the Gunsmoke radio program, uh, that was on in the ‘50s. And yes —

MR. KIMBERLIN: You kind of consider yourself an Internet sheriff.

MR. HOGE: No, I don’t. I consider that a way of poking fun at the people at Breitbart Unmasked by taking their idea and running with it and having a running gag that’s lasted for about two-and-a-half years now.

MR. KIMBERLIN: You also consider yourself a Star Wars hero.

MR. HOGE: (Laughing) Not in the least.

MR. KIMBERLIN: Have you ever posted graphics or photos of yourself as a Star Wars hero?

MR. HOGE: I have, people have sent me graphics of my face to replace, um, who’s the guy who played Obi-wan Kenobi, the older fellow, um, this is what happens when you’re old, um, Alec Guinness, Sir Alec Guinness, with my face instead of Alec Guinness’ as Obi-wan in various cartoons. I think they’re funny, and I’ve posted a few that were sent to me, and other people have picked up on that as well and sort of run with it. It’s, it’s something of a running gag in certain quarters of the Internet.

I couldn’t make that up no matter how hard I tried.

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It seems that I wasn’t the witness that Kimberlin was searching for. Or did I rely on some sort of Jedi mind trick?

Whatever.

Everything proceeded as I had foreseen.